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Archive | January, 2011

Twelve

January 27, 2011

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Written by D: See how much I love you chaps, I’m reading yet another vampire novel. This time it’s Twelve by Jasper Kent. I scoured the shelves of a number of London bookshops trying to find something which wasn’t billed as ‘Teenage Dark Fantasy’ but was still vampire related. And this is what I came […]

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Salem’s Lot

January 26, 2011

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Written by D: If vampire novels were cars, this would be the reliable old banger that your dad used to own and still swears was his best ever motor. Although Stephen King was at the forefront of the 1970s horror revival, this work actually represents the very end of a trend in vampire writing, which […]

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Dracula

January 25, 2011

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Written by D: Few readers will ever forget the nightmare atmosphere of Count Dracula’s sinister castle in Transylvania, the prowlings of the Un-dead, the blood-curdling tension as Bram Stoker’s tale races towards a thrilling climax. Dracula recounts the struggle of a group of men and a woman – Dr Seward, Dr Van Helsing and Jonathan […]

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Interview With the Vampire

January 25, 2011

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Written by D: A novel which hardly needs introduction around these parts, Anne Rice’s 1976 début has sold eight million copies since its release. No doubt, you own at least one of them. In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life… the story of a vampire, […]

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Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In)

January 25, 2011

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Written by D: There’s been a Swedish film and the inevitable American remake, but once upon a time when people were so poor they couldn’t afford a bajillion dollars on whizz bang special effects and five quid on popcorn, this was a real live book. I’ll let the publisher’s tea boy give you the jist […]

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